9.07.2015

HappyHAWLEYday: Bridal Pictures



















The two things I love most about my bridal pictures is stark contrast in the two locations they were shot and the fact the story of the second location will be told at parties for years to come!

I had previously shot some portraits the abandoned parking garage across the street from our reception venue (the location of the first set of pictures) and was completely and was completely and utterly obsessed with the texture and light. I mean look at the texture! Can you blame me? Taking my own bridal pictures here was a given A REQUIREMENT. 


The last few times I had taken people to my secret spot it had been becoming increasingly hard to access-- the addition of a chain link gate, a pad lock on the gate, etc. So when Angela, my photographer,  and I showed up it was as locked up as I had ever seen it. I mean sure it didn't scream safety first, but determined bride brain will make you do crazy things. We searched for, found and then broke into a side entrance (aka:a door that was unlocked) to access the mecca of light and texture that was waiting on the other side. At some point during my hike up the stairs with my dress pulled up past my spanks I realized that I had boarded the crazy train, but I had committed to this experience by that point so we went with it! 

Was it Dangerous? For SURE. Was it worth it? See above!


All photos courtesy of the beautiful, wonderful, talented and potential cell mate Unveiled Radiance 

9 comments:

Annie said...

These are gorgeous photos of you! I love your dress. I also love that you broke into an abandoned building to get the second set of pictures. That's a one-of-a-kind bridal portrait experience for sure!

nicole s. said...

It's literally my job to look at beautiful brides all day, and let me tell you, you are a one-of-a-kind beauty, my dear! Absolutely stunning and I LOVE the setting!!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I've been waiting for you to post there here! GORG! You beautiful woman and bride! And YES. Those photos were totally worth breaking in for. ;)

Whitney H said...

You seriously look amazing, lady. What an awesome story and I think it was TOTALLY worth it!!!

Jordan {FORMER KENNEDY} said...

MEG!!! These are to die for! I love the contrast between the two locations! Did you do these the day of your wedding or did you do a separate bridal portrait session? It's looking like I'm not going to be able to have a separate bridal session so I'm scoping out some potential locations for me to get some pictures of just me the day of the wedding :)

Darby Hawley said...

Oh my goodness you are gorgeous and such a rebel!!!! :-) I love that you had to work for this awesome location; totally worth it!

Ashley Robyn said...

The one with the doors just makes me swoon. Absolute perfection.

Ashley Robyn said...

The ones with the doors!!! Swoon!!! You look so happy.

Lindsay Colvin said...

Girl. GORGEOUS!